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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    As far as hell being a curse word. Really, we gona go there?
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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Ever quote a good line out of a movie, even a bad one?
    For a Valedictorian speech it's not acceptable. To me it screams 'idiot'
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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    You dont back down to bullies. And this is what this is a case of the principle being a bully. You knock bullies on the butts.
    She might not want to back down as a matter of principle, but remember, far from being a bully, the principal is her PAL.

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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    As I said earlier in the thread, if you consider the student in question to be an adult it just makes it that much worse. Whether she is and adult or a child is not really the issue, her behavior is that of a child, just as is the behavior of those who defend her.
    Right, because adults NEVER make mistakes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Why on earth would anybody defend a petulant child, or a petulant adult, for refusing to apologize for breaking rules while representing the school at an official function. It is indefensible.
    No, it isn't. The rule was idiotic in the first place, and she didn't break it on purpose. She's done nothing that deserves an apology for, and I have a ton of respect for her for not folding and giving one anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Only the most asinine, immature arguments have been made to defend this persons puerile actions.
    Someone's sure making good use of their word a day calendar. Perhaps people are only making asinine, immature arguments because the principal's actions were so asinine and immature. "Oh no! She said a naughty word".

    Here's some well-reasoned, mature arguments for you.

    1. As far as I can tell from the articles I've read, she didn't even break a rule, she simply offended the principal personally.
    2. The comment obviously wasn't considered offensive by most of the people there, since they laughed about it.
    3. The 'offense' she committed was so mild that no reasonable person could possibly be offended by it.
    4. The principal is essentially blackmailing her to try to get what he wants. The father is absolutely accurate when he calls it bullying.
    5. It's especially idiotic that the principal is offended when he teaches at a school whose mascot is a devil.

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Nobody with any ounce of common sense or maturity would side with this valedictorian.
    Clearly untrue. I'm a mature, sensible person, and side with the valedictorian. Therefore your statement is false.
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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    She might not want to back down as a matter of principle, but remember, far from being a bully, the principal is her PAL.
    With friends like that who needs enemies.
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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    She might not want to back down as a matter of principle, but remember, far from being a bully, the principal is her PAL.
    Seriously? You've gotta be ****ing with us.
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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    LOL - her stealing a speech concept from a teen flick VS her principle getting up in arms over the word 'hell' - I think everyone at that school needs to rethink their grasp on reality.

    I'll donate some Brunton Compasses - see if that helps them out.
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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    As far as hell being a curse word. Really, we gona go there?
    It isn't up to us what that community considers inappropriate language.

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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    For a Valedictorian speech it's not acceptable. To me it screams 'idiot'
    That may be but there is no call whatsoever for denying the young lass her diploma. If there was a problem it could have been resolved amicably and reasonably. A public appology for a debateble infraction is in niether amicable or reasonable.
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    Re: Valedictorian denied high school diploma for saying hell in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    As far as hell being a curse word. Really, we gona go there?
    To some it is, to some it isn't. The reason for that would be because if you let one do it, you have to let ALL do it. Really, is this concept really that foreign? This "valedictorian" is acting FAR from a mature adult.

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